Cash-Flow Trusts, or Delaware Statutory Trusts (DSTs) as they are more commonly known, provide real estate investors with a way to invest passively in commercial real estate. KB Exchange Trust, as a sponsor of Cash-Flow Trusts, acquires high-quality commercial income properties, places non-recourse financing on the properties, and retains a national, third-party property and asset management firm to manage the properties and make monthly distributions to all investors. Ownership in the Trust is based on a pro-rata share of the equity invested. For example, if a property requires $5 million of equity to acquire and an investor purchases $1 million worth of the Trust, they will own 20% of the Trust and,

as such, shall receive 20% of the cash flow distributions as well as 20% of the depreciation allocation in order to shelter the income from income taxes. KB Exchange Trust acquires single-tenant properties leased to healthcare-related companies on long-term leases. These companies are generally publicly-traded, highly-regarded companies with revenues exceeding $1 billion annually. The Delaware Statutory Trust ownership structure makes these investments ideal for investors who are in a 1031 exchange. The investment amount is flexible, starting at $100,000, which is also beneficial to 1031 exchange investors who are trying to invest an amount equivalent to their downleg exchange.

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Brett and Rufino met working in the kitchen at Jimmy’s Place in Chicago. Brett opened Brett’s Waveland Cafe in Lincoln Park, (the first non-fast food restaurant in the Chicago Park District) Rufino joined Brett to run the kitchen.

Brett then started Brett’sKitchen in the River North area; Rufino and his wife Lourdes joined her. The idea is to provide fresh, healthy and reasonably priced food for the neighborhood. Homemade soup, freshly prepared sandwiches, salads and the very best baked goods. Today, Rufino and Lourdes carry on that proud tradition as the owners of Brett’s Kitchen; Brett is moving to Mexico to complete the foreign exchange from long ago.

always love sharing pictures of all the amazing food abundance in Texas, because the public perception of Texas is so distorted by the mainstream media. In the minds of people who live in big cities like Los Angeles or New York, Texas invokes images of tumbleweeds, cacti and dust. But that’s a description of California these days, not Texas!

Many parts of Texas are lush, with dark, rich soil that supports the easy growth of fruit trees, grapes and even bananas. I have a pear tree that’s so weighed down with delicious, honey-tasting pears that the branches droop to the ground!

Today I went harvesting and gathered bucket loads of pears and wild grapes. These arezero-effort foods requiring no cultivation at all. They weren’t sprayed with anything, so they’re 100% free of all chemical pesticides and herbicides (such as toxic glyphosate).

Now I’m busy washing and slicing all these pears, blending up amazing fresh smoothies and freezing the pear wedges for future smoothies. Given that I also grow my own lettuce greens using the Food Rising Mini-Farm Grow System that I developed (www.FoodRising.org), my trips to the grocery store are become simpler and less expensive by week!